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10.
n. A display whereby inebriates attempt to sing songs that were once or are now popular (the trend favouring the latter), aided by a badly recorded MIDI soundtrack and words flashing on a monitor. (often derogatory)
I know this bar on Bloor Street that has karaoke on Thursdays.
by Squire of Saskatoon November 26, 2005
 
1.
foreplay.
Let's do some karaoke!
by caterpillar123 October 25, 2010
 
2.
Singing without a live orchestra or band. Originally meaning "without orchestra," it is a combination of Japanese "kara" meaning "empty/bare-handed" as in "karate", and the "okee" sound from the first syllable of "orchestra" as pronounced by Japanese.
The guy who thought up karaoke created a bar owner's dream, because as patrons provide their own entertainment by singing along with a machine, management saves a fortune by not hiring talented musicians.
by Joe Rodolico February 09, 2007
 
3.
A Japanese word commonly mispronounced by Americans. See karate
Karaoke is pronounced Karah-Okay, not Cary-Okey.
by Ookpick GooseFrubba August 19, 2005
 
4.
Process by which one sings a song in front of a group of people, with only musical accompanient and scrolling words.
Don't stand. Don't stand so. Don't stand so close to me.
by MoonKnight November 29, 2002
 
5.
The reason why I doubt whether God exists.
There is no God when every fucking town has a karaoke bar.
by WhatTheFuck? October 09, 2003
 
6.
I didn't know that the ideal American pop star should be a karaoke singer!
by sarcastic July 17, 2003
 
7.
Japanese for Tone-deaf
That CD sucked! They're all karaoke
by ananomyous July 08, 2005